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California sunsets

The sun sets behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, as seen from the 6th Street bridge. (Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times)
Emanuel Berry, 12, plays in the Watts Towers Art Center Amphitheater as the sun sets on a warm February day. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Using a slow shutter speed, lights from cars are captured as they drive along Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu rock, right, after sunset. (Bob Carey / Los Angeles Times)
An orange sunset illuminates the basketball courts at Main Beach in Laguna Beach(Los Angeles Times)
Lines of cars travel north on the 405 Freeway as the sun makes its final appearance. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
The sun breaks through the clouds over Santa Cruz Island as seagulls take flight from Surfer’s Point in Ventura. (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)
A nod to sunset: A sunflower lends a bright spot to the evening sky as the sun sets over the Santa Susana Mountains near Porter Ranch. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Bubbles refract the sunset light in Santa Monica. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sara Hutter and Daniele Schugg, both of Rossmoor, take a scenic ride at the aptly named Sunset Beach. (Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Warm Santa Ana winds bring a ruby-colored sunset to the downtown Los Angeles skyline. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Alex Goutier, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga sails over a jump near Rubidoux in Riverside County. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Birds at Santa Monica Beach take flight toward a dramatic sunset. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)